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Core Facilities

Specialized Histopathology Services (Pathology)


Getting Started using the DF/HCC Pathology cores

You can download a pdf document for instructions for Getting Started to use the Pathology Core facilities.


Go to https://pathcore.hms.harvard.edu/ and select the Service Catalog icon  below the login window to view a full list of services and pricing.

  • Tissue trimming, cassetting, processing, and embedding
  • Cutting and staining of paraffin-embedded and cryostat sections
  • Immunohistochemistry for both routine and novel markers
  • Immunofluorescent Staining (Longwood only)
  • In situ hybridization, using chromogenic or radioactive detection methods (Longwood only)
  • CLIA Certified Services (Longwood only)
  • Laser capture microdissection (Longwood only)
  • Automated blood cell counting for rodent and non-human primate samples (Longwood only)

Left panel, H&E stained, right panel is a serial section stained with phospho-Akt-specific antibody. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 24:100(13):7841-6: 2003.

Myeloperoxidase stain of myeloid leukemia from PU.1 knockdown mouse in spleen. Nat Genetics. 36:623-30, 2004.

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Access to Services

Core services are available, as a fee-for-service function, to DF/HCC members, Harvard-affiliated investigators, and all other scientific investigators. These services are provided “first-come, first-served”; however, if Core capacity reaches its limits, projects may be prioritized by the Pathology Cores Users Committees to ensure fair access to all DF/HCC investigators.